Best Books of 2023…So Far: Comics & Graphic Novels

Welcome to another round of the Best Books of the Year so Far, where halfway through the year, I name the titles I read that I feel are the best of 2023 so far. Just like last year, I will be listing the books by different genre and format. So stay tuned every Thursday throughout the rest of this month, catch my favorite reads of 2023 that you want to keep your eye on!

Frontera by Julio Anta & Jacoby Salcedo

A beautiful story combined with amazing artwork makes for one important and poignant story. For readers who like diverse and realistic stories, they will definitely want to pick this one up. You can’t help not being connected with Guillermo’s story, especially how relevant it is at the moment. This is tale that you will remember for a long time.

The Great British Bump-Off by John Allison and illustrated by Max Sarin

If you want some British feel-good fanfare but with a bit of murder to go along with it, then you want to read “The Great British Bump Off” (not to be confused with an ever so popular TV show who are not affiliated with this book 😉 😅)

Allison comes with another humorous and entertaining story that he always brings into his stories, and this new one adds the love of cooking, sprinkled with murder, along the way.

Gospel by Will Morris

This was a great graphic novel to read. It dives in on how we tell stories to one another and how it gets passed down from one person to the next. And tie it with the Protestant Reformation was a nice touch and made this historical story more thought-provoking and relatable. But not only was the story great to read, the artwork was wonderful to look at and made the story come to life.

Radiant Pink by Meghan Camarena and Melissa Flores and illustrated by Emma Kubert

When Eva – a video game streamer who is secretly the superhero RADIANT PINK – is invited to the biggest charity stream event of the year, she sees her chance to use her platform for good. But when a surprise attack sends her hurtling across dimensions, Eva will have to rely on everything she has to make it home in one piece. (Credit: Image Comics)

The Sad Ghose Club 3 by Lize Meddings

A heart-warming series about friendship, compassion and finding your kindred spirits.When one sad ghost, alone at a crowded party, spies another sad ghost across the room, what happens next changes everything. Because that night, they leave the party and start the The Sad Ghost Club – a secret society for the anxious and alone, a club for people who think they don’t belong.

Follow the Sad Ghost Club as they navigate the joys and complexities of opening up their community – and their hearts – to new members. (Credit: Hachette Children’s Group)

Sins of the Black Flamingo by Andrew Wheeler and illustrated by Travis Moore and Tamra Bonvillain


Sebastian Harlow is the Black Flamingo, a flamboyant and narcissistic thief who gets his kicks stealing mystic artifacts from the wealthy and corrupt of Miami’s occult underground. When his latest job leads him to his biggest score so far, the hedonistic outlaw discovers something he wasn’t looking for something to believe in. (Credit: Image Comics)

New Masters by Shof and Shobo

School Library Journal’s “Best Graphic Novels of 2022” List Creators for Creators’ 2019 grant recipients, Nigerian brothers Shobo and Shof Coker, present New Masters, a groundbreaking blend of science fiction, adventure, drama, and vibrant Afrofuturism. In a striking vision of West Africa under the thumb of alien colonizers, a motley crew of outcasts find themselves caught up in a power struggle for control of an ancient artifact with immense power. (Credit: Image Comics)

Stay tune for next week where I will give the next category in the best of 2023 so far feature… Children and Middle Grade!

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Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

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